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Svensson, Jakob
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Svensson, J. (2013). Relations of Power Within a Field of Contemporary Activism.: Activist Capitals in Network Societies. In: Peter Parycek & Noella Edelmann (Ed.), CeDEM2013 International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2013: Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government. Paper presented at CeDEM13 (pp. 213--228). Krems: Donau Universität Krems.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Relations of Power Within a Field of Contemporary Activism.: Activist Capitals in Network Societies
2013 (English)In: CeDEM2013 International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2013: Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government / [ed] Peter Parycek & Noella Edelmann, Krems: Donau Universität Krems , 2013, p. 213--228Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Krems: Donau Universität Krems, 2013
National Category
Human Aspects of ICT
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-27446 (URN)
Conference
CeDEM13
Available from: 2013-05-30 Created: 2013-05-30 Last updated: 2013-07-02Bibliographically approved
Svensson, J. & Larsson, A. (2013). Researching Politicians Online. Identifying Research Directions. In: Peter Parycek & Noella Edelmann (Ed.), CeDEM2013 Krems 22-24 May, 2013: Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government.. Paper presented at CeDEM13 (pp. 387-394). Krems.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Researching Politicians Online. Identifying Research Directions
2013 (English)In: CeDEM2013 Krems 22-24 May, 2013: Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government. / [ed] Peter Parycek & Noella Edelmann, Krems, 2013, p. 387-394Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Krems: , 2013
National Category
Human Aspects of ICT
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-27447 (URN)
Conference
CeDEM13
Available from: 2013-05-30 Created: 2013-05-30 Last updated: 2013-07-04Bibliographically approved
Svensson, J. & Klinger, U. (2013). The Emergence of a New Media Logic: A Theoretical Approach. In: : . Paper presented at Mediatization and New Media, Copenhagen March 15-16, 2013. Köpenhamn.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Emergence of a New Media Logic: A Theoretical Approach
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Köpenhamn: , 2013
National Category
Media and Communications Human Aspects of ICT
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-27449 (URN)
Conference
Mediatization and New Media, Copenhagen March 15-16, 2013
Available from: 2013-05-30 Created: 2013-05-30 Last updated: 2013-07-04Bibliographically approved
Svensson, J. & Wamala, C. (2013). Towards a Critical Study of Mobile Communication for Development.. In: : . Paper presented at Mobile Telephony in the Developing World, Jyväskylä 24-25 May 2013. Jyväskylä.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards a Critical Study of Mobile Communication for Development.
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jyväskylä: , 2013
National Category
Human Aspects of ICT
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-27448 (URN)
Conference
Mobile Telephony in the Developing World, Jyväskylä 24-25 May 2013
Available from: 2013-05-30 Created: 2013-05-30 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Svensson, J. (2013). What Kind of Cultural Citizenship?: Dissent and Antagonism When Discussing Politics in an Online gay Community. In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 13TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON EGOVERNMENT: . Paper presented at 13th European Conference on e-Government (ECEG), JUN 13-14, 2013, Univ Insubria, Dept Theoret & Appl Sci, Como, ITALY (pp. 666-668). Academic Conferences Limited.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What Kind of Cultural Citizenship?: Dissent and Antagonism When Discussing Politics in an Online gay Community
2013 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 13TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON EGOVERNMENT, Academic Conferences Limited, 2013, p. 666-668Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Framed in ideas of cultural citizenship and acknowledging the importance of popular cultural sites for political participation, this short paper attends to a study of political discussions in the Swedish LGTB community Qruiser. The research is netnographic through online interviews, participant observations and content analyses. Preliminary results suggest an atmosphere that is geared rather towards conflict and dissent between participants than towards deliberation, opinion formation and consensus. This paper will therefore shortly discuss the results in light of Mouffe's (2005) normative lens of agonism and radical democracy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Academic Conferences Limited, 2013
Keyword
agonism, cultural citizenship, political participation, radical democracy, social media
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38667 (URN)000321693000080 ()978-1-909507-24-1 (ISBN)
Conference
13th European Conference on e-Government (ECEG), JUN 13-14, 2013, Univ Insubria, Dept Theoret & Appl Sci, Como, ITALY
Available from: 2015-11-23 Created: 2015-11-23 Last updated: 2016-08-12Bibliographically approved
Svensson, J. (2012). Deliberation or Updating?: The Case of Southern Stockholm Activists Online. In: Gascó, Mila (Ed.), ECEG 2012 Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on eGovernment: ESADE Ramon Llull University Barcelona, Spain 14-15 June 2012. Volume Two. Paper presented at ECEG 2012 The 12th European Conference on eGovernment, June 14-15, 2012, Barcelona, Spain (pp. 691-697). Academic Publishing International.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Deliberation or Updating?: The Case of Southern Stockholm Activists Online
2012 (English)In: ECEG 2012 Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on eGovernment: ESADE Ramon Llull University Barcelona, Spain 14-15 June 2012. Volume Two / [ed] Gascó, Mila, Academic Publishing International, 2012, p. 691-697Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Based on a (n) ethnographic inspired study of middle class activists in southern Stockholm, the aim is to understand contemporary political action and to discuss changing practices of participation in digital and late modernity. More specifically this paper addresses the Internet and its promise of deliberation. However instead of echoing techno-deterministic and optimist accounts of the Internet and online social networking affording a digital public sphere where deliberation can flourish, this paper argues that it is more accurate to understand the practices among the activists in southern Stockholm as updating. Updating is described here as a two-way practice, to be updated what is happening in your social networks as well as updating your social networks what is happening. These practices of updating are understood in light of late modern theories of reflexivity, identity negotiation and maintenance, practices that arguably are heightened in digital and networked societies. Hence to avoid determinism without resorting to the idea of technology as neutral, the paper is based in a techno-social dialectical understanding of our time as digital late modernity. The paper will end with a brief discussion of the implications of updating on political participation in digital late modernity. Even though not deliberation, practices of updating has consequences for participation and political action that perhaps could be considered positive and encouraging for democratic tradition in general.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Academic Publishing International, 2012
Keyword
deliberation, updating, activism, digital late modernity, identity, reflexivity
National Category
Media and Communications Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-41866 (URN)000308239000081 ()978-1-908272-42-3 (ISBN)
Conference
ECEG 2012 The 12th European Conference on eGovernment, June 14-15, 2012, Barcelona, Spain
Available from: 2016-04-25 Created: 2016-04-22 Last updated: 2016-06-07Bibliographically approved
Svensson, J. (2012). Deliberation or What?: A Study of Activist Participation on Social Networking Sites. International Journal of Electronic Governance, 5(2), 103-115.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Deliberation or What?: A Study of Activist Participation on Social Networking Sites
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Electronic Governance, ISSN 1742-7509, E-ISSN 1742-7517, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 103-115Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper addresses social networking sites (SNSs hereafter) and their promise of deliberation. Based on a (n)ethnograpic inspired case study of middle class activists in southern Stockholm, the question this paper seeks to discuss is whether the activists in my study used SNSs for deliberative purposes or for something else. The aim is to understand and discuss contemporary practices of activist political participation online. In this paper it will be argued that rather than deliberation activists were engaging in practices of online updating. Such practices will be understood in light of late modern theories of reflexivity, identity negotiation and maintenance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2012
National Category
Human Aspects of ICT
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-12625 (URN)10.1504/IJEG.2012.049787 (DOI)
Available from: 2012-03-28 Created: 2012-03-28 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Bakardjieva, M., Svensson, J. & Skoric, M. (2012). Digital Citizenship and Activism: Questions of Power and Participation Online. JeDEM eJournal of eDemocracy, 4(1), i-iv.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital Citizenship and Activism: Questions of Power and Participation Online
2012 (English)In: JeDEM eJournal of eDemocracy, ISSN 2075-9517, Vol. 4, no 1, p. i-ivArticle in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Krems: Donau Universität, 2012
National Category
Human Aspects of ICT
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-16257 (URN)
Available from: 2012-12-21 Created: 2012-12-21 Last updated: 2013-01-03Bibliographically approved
Svensson, J. (2012). Disciplining Visibility among Activists in Southern Stockholm. In: Critique, Democracy and Philosophy in 21st Century Information Society : Towards Critical Theories of Social Media : The Fourth ICTs and Society-Conference: Collection of abstracts. Paper presented at 4th ICTs and Society Conference - Critique, Democracy, and Philosophy in 21st Century Information Society. Towards Critical theories of Social media. Uppsala, May 2nd-4th, 2012 (pp. 8-9). Uppsala.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Disciplining Visibility among Activists in Southern Stockholm
2012 (English)In: Critique, Democracy and Philosophy in 21st Century Information Society : Towards Critical Theories of Social Media : The Fourth ICTs and Society-Conference: Collection of abstracts, Uppsala, 2012, p. 8-9Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper seeks to understand relations of power connected to the increasing negotiation of visibility within a middle-class activist community in southern Stockholm using social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Ning and a blog) in tandem with offline participation, fighting among other things to save their bathhouse or to preserve green areas and playgrounds. The method for studying this group is both ethno- and nethnographic, through participant observations and interviews online and offline.

The theoretical framework is based on theories of visibility and power. Following Foucault, visibility and power have always been connected but in different ways across times. Whereas in an tiquity the visibility of the few to the many was connected to power, in modernity being watched was connected to a subordinate position of being disciplined by a subtle normalizing power of

the gaze (in schools, armies, hospitals, penal institutions et cetera). Today we are participating in this disciplining by free will online in order to secure a place on the social arena. It is not at all obvious whether being watched in the context of social media is exercising power or being subordinate to it. It all depends on how skilfully the user navigates these new social media networks

and manages his or hers databases of “friends” and connections. Foucault’s discussions of power and visibility can be applied remarkably well in digital arenas. According to Foucault, the individuals over whom power is exercised are those from whom the knowledge they themselves produce is extracted and used in order to control them. This foucauldian side of social media visibility, as surveillance and control represent, has extra weight in activist ommunities, often defined in opposition to the state and the police.

The argument put forward in this paper is that a kind of network logic disciplines the activists to negotiate visibility online and to maintain and extend their activist network by continuous and reflexive updating in order to secure a position within the community. Hence activists today need

to master a new form of sociability, through database and “friend” management on different social media networks. Relations of power in this network logic are manifested in the constant monitoring/ supervision and negotiation of both oneself‘s and others‘ visibility, all encompassed in the practice of updating.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: , 2012
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-14653 (URN)
Conference
4th ICTs and Society Conference - Critique, Democracy, and Philosophy in 21st Century Information Society. Towards Critical theories of Social media. Uppsala, May 2nd-4th, 2012
Available from: 2012-09-05 Created: 2012-09-05 Last updated: 2012-12-19Bibliographically approved
Svensson, J. & Wamala, C. (2012). M4D: Mobile Communication for Development. Paper presented at 3rd Sanord International Symposium 2012, Aarhus University, Denmark, 6-7 June 2012. Aarhus: Aarhus university.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>M4D: Mobile Communication for Development
2012 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The rise of mobile communication has been remarkable. This is especially the case in developing countries. This trend serves as the background to the emerging academic field of Mobile Communication for Development (M4D) to which we devote this paper. While access is still an important obstacle, there is no doubt that the proliferation of mobile telephony in developing countries has opened up a range of possibilities and new avenues for individuals, governments, aid agencies and NGOs. However being an emerging academic field there is need for greater conceptual and methodological rigour in the conduct of research as well as theoretical and methodological development. This paper will give a background of the field, an overview of research being carried out and challenges ahead. The aim of presenting this paper is to explore the possibility of establishing M4D as a research priority for Southern African - Nordic cooperation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aarhus: Aarhus university, 2012
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-14654 (URN)
Conference
3rd Sanord International Symposium 2012, Aarhus University, Denmark, 6-7 June 2012
Note

Only the abstract has been peer-reviewed. The attached fulltext of the presentation has not been published elsewhere.

Available from: 2012-10-31 Created: 2012-09-05 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
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